Sunday, July 10, 2011

The calming effect of embroidery



I started this a while back, drawing it first from a watercolour painting

Two friends of the Sea

   I did for the kids,then stitching it onto the calico over a couple of days.  I found it very meditative and calming, the stitches are easy and it doesn't really matter if it goes wrong, you just pull it out and start again.

So if I am feeling a bit anxious or stressy, then I am finding that embroidering and crocheting are really good for me.  Plus the embroidery colours are so bright and happy they make me feel happier just looking at them.  For this one though, I wanted it to look more like an illustration so I stuck to black.

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